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Water: Sustainable Infrastructure

Water Efficiency for Water Suppliers

 
 

Only so much freshwater is available for consumption. As a result of population growth, greater competition of resources, and early signs of climate change, drinking water suppliers will increasingly need to adopt best industry practices for water efficiency, as well as new strategies that adjust for variable water quantity and quality.

From source to tap to the quantity of wastewater we must treat, it is important that we all reduce the amount of water we use and manage our use of water more effectively. Drinking water system owners and operators can pursue best industry practices for water efficiency, such as:

  • System-wide water loss accounting,
  • Leak detection and repair, and
  • Pricing that encourages consumer water conservation.

Water suppliers can also take steps to ensure adequate source capacity and system readiness for variable water quality.  Click below for resources to help with water efficiency, water availability and water mapping data.

Water Efficiency Stategies—Provides information and resources for drinking water system owners and operators on supply and demand management strategies that conserve water.

Water Availability—Provides information and resources for drinking water system owners and operators on source availability and water quality variability.

Water Maps—Provides links to surface water and ground water resources that may be helpful in evaluating your water system's source water viability.


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